Digital and Computational Demography

At a Glance Projects Publications Team


Combining Digital Trace Data and Representative Surveys to Predict Migration Rates

Francesco Rampazzo, Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with Yuan Hsiao, Lee Fiorio, Jonathan Wakefield (all: University of Washington, Seattle, USA), Jakub Bijak (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), Agnese Vitali (University of Trento, Italy), Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar), Monica Alexander (University of Toronto, Canada)

The goal of this project is to develop a sound statistical framework for combining the timeliness of digital trace data and the representativeness of traditional sources in order to estimate and “nowcast” migration stocks and flows.    Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Data and Surveys, Migration

Region keywords:

Europe, USA


Alexander, M.; Polimis, K.; Zagheni, E.:
arXiv e-prints 2003.02895. (2020)    
Hsiao, Y.; Fiorio, L.; Wakefield, J.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-019. (2020)    
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